May 21st 2019 | One Drummond Gate, London


Jacob Hayler

Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association (ESA)

Jacob Hayler is the Executive Director at the Environmental Services Association – the UK’s trade association for managers of waste and secondary resources. Jacob joined ESA from the City in 2005 as an Economist focused on helping to develop market-focused policies that combine environmental and economic sustainability. At various points during his time at ESA, Jacob retained responsibility for policy relating to finance, tax, carbon management, contracts and energy from waste.

In January 2015 Jacob was appointed ESA’s Executive Director and he now retains responsibility for the day to day running of the Association. Jacob has represented the industry on multiple government advisory bodies and committees and is the UK’s representative on various pan-European waste and recycling industry bodies.

Twitter: @ESA_tweets

Jess Wiles

Creative Partner, Hubbub

Jess Wiles is a Creative Partner at environmental charity Hubbub. Hubbub looks for creative solutions to pressing environmental issues. Hubbub’s positive and playful campaigns are designed to inspire people to make greener lifestyle choices. By concentrating on things that people are passionate about or see as relevant to their day to day lives, like fashion, food, homes and neighbourhoods we aim to engage a mainstream audience. Hubbub has led a number of littering, waste and recycling campaigns to date, including #1MoreShot and the Square Mile Challenge which recycled 5 million coffee cups in 12 months. Collaboration is core to Hubbub’s principles and the success of projects is often down to bringing together a range of partners from corporates to local authorities and community groups. 

Jess’ has 10 years’ experience in sustainability, predominantly in the public sector including domestic carbon reduction and sustainable transport projects. At Hubbub she has responsibility for project managing the Leeds By Example campaign.

Twitter: @hubbubUK


Mickey Green

Managing Director, Somerset Waste Partnership 

Mickey Green has been managing director of Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) since September 2017. Under Mickey’s leadership SWP have procured a new 10 year collection contractor. Following a major re-fleet SWP will be adding in additional weekly separate recycling and with so little residual waste generated, collections will be undertaken every 3 weeks. SWP have also extended their successful disposal contractual relationship with Viridor, moving away from landfill in 2020. SWP undertake considerable behavioural change work locally. SWP were recognised in the national Resources and Waste Strategy for their innovation and as an exemplar for the quality of materials we collect through kerbside sort. Mickey previously worked at Somerset County Council, creating the South West Heritage Trust and Devon and Somerset’s Joint Trading Standards Service. Prior to that Mickey worked at the Department for Communities and Local Government and qualified as a chartered accountant with leading professional services firm, KPMG.


Twitter: @SomersetWaste

Duncan Jones

Partnership Development Manager – Herts Waste Partnership  &  Chairman – Herts Fly Tipping Group

Duncan is a senior local government officer, Chartered Waste Manager and member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management; with over 24 years’ experience covering a range of disciplines from client side roles through to senior leadership positions in direct service organisations working successfully across two tier structures.

Duncan is also a former Chairman of the CIWM’s Special Interest Group on Waste Prevention and previously sat on the Institution’s Scientific and Technical Committee. Duncan is also a member of the National Association of Waste Disposal Officers and sits on the Association’s Policy & Advisory Committee.

As well as being the Partnership Development Manager for the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership Duncan is Chairman of the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group; a multi-agency task force, which in addition to Hertfordshire’s 11 local authorities, includes the Office of Police & Crime Commissioner, the Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue, the Environment Agency, and the National Farmers Union.

Twitter: @HertsWasteAware

Jennie Probert MCIWM

Environmental Strategy Manager; Three Rivers District Council and Vice Chair; Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group

Having completed an Environmental Science degree at Southampton University Jennie has spent the last 15 years at Three Rivers District Council, in various waste and recycling related roles.  Now a Chartered Waste Manager Jennie is the Environmental Strategy Manager at Three Rivers which includes managing the environmental enforcement team and assisting with managing the operational aspects of running the collection services offered by the Council.

Jennie is the Vice Chair of both the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership’s public facing WasteAware group and the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group. Jennie can be contacted via and is happy to provide the #SCRAPflytipping campaign toolkit, free of charge, to local authorities interested in rolling out this campaign.

Twitter: @ProbertJennie

Dr. Anna Scott MCIWM

Anna is a Chartered Waste Manager with over 16 years of experience in the waste and recycling industry, including over 10 years at Waste Watch and then Keep Britain Tidy. 

Although best known for our work on litter, Keep Britain Tidy also works with local authorities, waste companies, housing providers and schools to help people reduce waste and increase recycling. We do this through community engagement campaigns, education in schools, marketing communications, consultancy work, staff provision and training. We also monitor and evaluate the impact of waste and recycling schemes and initiatives. Anna leads the Waste Insights Team and applies her expertise in domestic waste behaviour and behaviour change to spectrum of work.  


Anna has featured in Resource magazine’s annual list of the top 100 most influential people working in waste on five occasions, and regularly features in the media and industry press discussing waste and recycling issues.

Twitter: @drannascott | @keepbritaintidy

Simon Duddy

Director of Business Development, Office for National Statistics

Simon is an experienced business developer with a passion for helping people who care to solve problems that matter. He has worked extensively across all sectors and has a particular interest in the role of data in enabling the circular economy and the future of work. His role at the Office for National Statistics is to help all users to get the best out of the ONS and its resources: ONS is seeking to build on its position of trust and public good remit to make its significant data assets and analytical resources available to the widest audience - with the most sustainable impact. Simon is currently leading the National Materials DataHub project, a collaboration with BEIS, Defra and industry representatives.

Twitter: @ONS

Mark Varney

Director of Food & Network Development, FareShare

Mark is Director of Food & Network Development at FareShare and leads the teams responsible for FareShare’s supply chain; developing partnerships with the UK food industry to source surplus food, FareShare’s warehouse operations and FareShare’s voluntary sector partnerships. A Chartered Waste Manager, Mark led the development and publication of the innovative FareShare Food Efficiency Framework and represents FareShare at a number of cross-industry working groups on Food Waste Prevention.

Mark previously worked for The Fairtrade Foundation, at marketing and behaviour change consultancy Corporate Culture, and started his career with Procter and Gamble.


Twitter: @Mark_Varney | @FareShareUK

James Hendry

Street Scene Manager, Basildon Borough Council

James has over twelve years of experience in delivering real change in a local authority setting, from designing and implementing services to undertaking innovative communications campaigns. In his time with Basildon Borough Council he has helped to take recycling rates from 18% to 50% and in his current role as Street Scene Manager oversees a range of services including waste management, street cleansing and environmental crime. James is the current chair of the Essex Waste Officers Group and has recently established the Essex Enforcement Group which aims to co-ordinate efforts across Essex to combat fly-tipping across the County.

Twitter: @BasildonCouncil

Dawn Woodward

Head of Waste Regulation and Strategy, Resource and Waste, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Dawn joined Defra in 2002 after a career in the private sector including in the financial sector and 12 years managing pubs. Dawn has held a variety of roles in Defra including working on department change programmes, bovine TB, Better Regulation and Regulatory Delivery and, most recently EU Strategy and Negotiations, leading on Defra’s interests in the Withdrawal Agreement. Dawn started her current role as Head of Waste Regulation and Strategy, and one of the deputy heads of the Resources and Waste division in June 2018. Dawn leads teams working on the Resources and Waste Strategy, End of Life, Food Waste, Local Environmental Quality, International Engagement, Resource Efficiency and Waste Regulation and Crime.